News & Statements
Fine Gael will prioritise the resolution of teacher pay issues – McHugh
Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor provide assurance to students and their families for studies in the UK
Fianna Fáil will scrap key road projects – McHugh
Fine Gael Minister Joe McHugh has said Fianna Fáil’s climate and environmental policy threatens major road projects like the A5.
McHugh calls for review on history as an optional subject
A review is to be undertaken as to whether History should be an optional subject at Junior Cert level, Education Minister Joe McHugh has announced.
Minister McHugh announces five Donegal Seafood Processing and Aquaculture companies to benefit from grants worth almost €1.5M
I am delighted to announce that Donegal has received a huge investment boost from the Government & European Union to sustain the hugely important seafood & aquaculture industry in the county. Five companies will benefit, businesses that are providing valuable employment and helping to sustain coastal communities
Minister McHugh announces almost 1 million euro in improvements for private, local and rural roads in Donegal
€884,000 will be spent in the county in the latest round of funding to repair and improve rural roads providing access to homes, farms, tourist spots and local amenities. It takes funding through the LIS scheme in Donegal to more than €4.2million in the last two years.
McHugh announces more than €10 million in funding for Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for disadvantaged communities in Donegal
Donegal is on course to receive a total of more than €10million over the next five years, which for this year alone includes €1,058,745 for Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC), €597,180 for the Inishowen Development Partnership and €352,992 for Gaeltacht areas. There is no doubt that this funding will be of huge benefit to these areas and communities which have been affected in the past by cutbacks and unemployment.
McHugh secures Government commitment for 1916 Commemorative Medals for all Fire Service personnel
I am delighted to be able to announce this honour to mark the vital contribution by so many selfless firefighters and crews and everything they do on a daily basis to save and protect life and shape our country. The nation’s fire services were not formally recognised with the 1916 Commemorative Medals during the centenary. That oversight will now be put right.
McHugh Encourages Donegal Graduates with Early-Stage Start-Ups to Apply for €500,000 fund
I want entrepreneurial students and graduates to think hard about competing in this €500,000 fund. It will provide up to €50,000 in equity for up to 10 successful applicants. This incentive is designed to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capability to succeed in global markets.
Minister McHugh Announces 10 year plan for €178 million investment package on the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands as part of Project Ireland 2040
The long-term funding package will run over 10 years and includes investment for Údarás na Gaeltachta of €105 million to help drive employment in the Gaeltacht with targets of 1,000 new jobs to be created a year. Some €33 million will be invested in the Gaeltacht Language Planning Process and €13 millon invested in Irish Language Networks and Gaeltacht Service Towns like Letterkenny, Galway, Dingle, Donegal Town and Dungloe. Another €27 millon will be invested in island marine infrastructures.